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MEDICAL MUSIC DOCTORS

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I have always known that music helps ease your pain and touch your soul.

 

Now this . . . Composing Concertos in the Key of Rx


In these days of health care reform and innovation . . . it seems that anything is possible!






As all my friends know . . . this is my favorite - Medical Musical Doctor!


Enjoy and feel better! :-)



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MEDICAL MUSIC DOCTORS

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I have always known that music helps ease your pain and touch your soul.

 

Now this . . . Composing Concertos in the Key of Rx


In these days of health care reform and innovation . . . it seems that anything is possible!






As all my friends know . . . this is my favorite - Medical Musical Doctor!


Enjoy and feel better! :-)



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DIGITAL SLOW DOWN

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Some things never change.

The need to slow down the speed of modern technology continues . . .

See:
U.S. Hospitals Slow to Adopt E-Records


Check out the study:
Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals


The fight over the use of technology within the Health Care industry has only just begun!




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DIGITAL SLOW DOWN

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Some things never change.

The need to slow down the speed of modern technology continues . . .

See:
U.S. Hospitals Slow to Adopt E-Records


Check out the study:
Use of Electronic Health Records in U.S. Hospitals


The fight over the use of technology within the Health Care industry has only just begun!




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Well . . . I'm back with my internet show, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."

 

My new show deals with a new and exciting technology that has the potential to help change health care as we know it.

 

Recently, VOCEL released a new mobile phone application called the, PILL PHONE.


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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Evangelisti of VOCEL to discuss their PILL PHONE Mobile Phone application and other health care technology issues.


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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

March 25, 2009

TOPIC:  "PILL PHONE" Mobile Application





Please enjoy the show, and please feel free to send me any suggestions and ideas for other shows.


"PILL PHONE" - "TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR." SHOW

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Well . . . I'm back with my internet show, "Talking Technology with Leroy Jones, Jr."

 

My new show deals with a new and exciting technology that has the potential to help change health care as we know it.

 

Recently, VOCEL released a new mobile phone application called the, PILL PHONE.


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Recently, I had the opportunity to speak with Tom Evangelisti of VOCEL to discuss their PILL PHONE Mobile Phone application and other health care technology issues.


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"TALKING TECHNOLOGY WITH LEROY JONES, JR."

March 25, 2009

TOPIC:  "PILL PHONE" Mobile Application





Please enjoy the show, and please feel free to send me any suggestions and ideas for other shows.


HEALTH TERMS - UNSHARP MASK

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What is an Unsharp Mask?

 

Definition: Despite the name, this is an edge-enhancing filter frequently used in teleradiology. It is created by first generating a low-pass filtered image, which is then subtracted from the original image. This effectively removes part of the background, leaving an image where contours are emphasized.



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HEALTH TERMS - UNSHARP MASK

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What is an Unsharp Mask?

 

Definition: Despite the name, this is an edge-enhancing filter frequently used in teleradiology. It is created by first generating a low-pass filtered image, which is then subtracted from the original image. This effectively removes part of the background, leaving an image where contours are emphasized.



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PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTHY CHOICE

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PRESIDENT OBAMA'S HEALTHY CHOICE

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HEALTH TERMS - ACCOUNTABLE HEALTH PLAN (AHP)

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What is an Accountable Health Plan (AHP)?

Definition: AHPs can be IDSs, MCOs, Health Networks, partnerships or joint ventures between practitioners, providers or payers that would assume responsibility for delivering medical care and managing the funds required to pay for the services rendered.

Physicians and other providers would work for, contract with or own these health plans.

When an IDS or hospital group or IPA operates one or more health insurance benefit products, or a managed care organization acquires a large scale medical delivery component, it qualifies as an Accountable Health System or Accountable Health Plan.



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HEALTH TERMS - ACCOUNTABLE HEALTH PLAN (AHP)

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What is an Accountable Health Plan (AHP)?

Definition: AHPs can be IDSs, MCOs, Health Networks, partnerships or joint ventures between practitioners, providers or payers that would assume responsibility for delivering medical care and managing the funds required to pay for the services rendered.

Physicians and other providers would work for, contract with or own these health plans.

When an IDS or hospital group or IPA operates one or more health insurance benefit products, or a managed care organization acquires a large scale medical delivery component, it qualifies as an Accountable Health System or Accountable Health Plan.



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HEALTH TERMS - INTEGRATED DELIVERY SYSTEM (IDS)

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What is an Integrated Delivery System (IDS) or Integrated Services Network (ISN)?

Definition: Many different, but similar, definitions exist for IDS. IDS, as an entity, does not have to abide by strict regulations, as does an HMO.

When an IDS offers a health plan, however, it must then abide by the requirements of the state and federal government for health plans, insurance companies or HMOs.

Without owning a health plan product, an IDS will usually abide by the regulations that govern its separate businesses, that is, regulations governing hospitals, clinics and physicians.

An IDS can be a financial or contractual arrangement between health providers (usually hospitals and doctors) to offer a comprehensive range of health care services through a separate legal entity operating, at least for these purposes, as a single health care delivery system.

IDS can be a network of organizations usually including hospitals and physician groups, that provides or arranges to provide a coordinated continuum of services to a defined population and is held both clinically and fiscally accountable for the outcomes of the populations served.

IDS can also be a healthcare provider organization which vertically integrates physician, hospital, and, usually, also health plan businesses in some manner in order to establish a full continuum of care, seamless of delivery of services and the ability to manage care under new reimbursement arrangements.

Also called delivery system, vertically integrated system, horizontally integrated system, health delivery network, accountable health plan, and other names.




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HEALTH TERMS - INTEGRATED DELIVERY SYSTEM (IDS)

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What is an Integrated Delivery System (IDS) or Integrated Services Network (ISN)?

Definition: Many different, but similar, definitions exist for IDS. IDS, as an entity, does not have to abide by strict regulations, as does an HMO.

When an IDS offers a health plan, however, it must then abide by the requirements of the state and federal government for health plans, insurance companies or HMOs.

Without owning a health plan product, an IDS will usually abide by the regulations that govern its separate businesses, that is, regulations governing hospitals, clinics and physicians.

An IDS can be a financial or contractual arrangement between health providers (usually hospitals and doctors) to offer a comprehensive range of health care services through a separate legal entity operating, at least for these purposes, as a single health care delivery system.

IDS can be a network of organizations usually including hospitals and physician groups, that provides or arranges to provide a coordinated continuum of services to a defined population and is held both clinically and fiscally accountable for the outcomes of the populations served.

IDS can also be a healthcare provider organization which vertically integrates physician, hospital, and, usually, also health plan businesses in some manner in order to establish a full continuum of care, seamless of delivery of services and the ability to manage care under new reimbursement arrangements.

Also called delivery system, vertically integrated system, horizontally integrated system, health delivery network, accountable health plan, and other names.




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HEALTH TERMS - MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION (MCO)

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MCO_March 2009.jpgWhat is a Managed Care Organization (MCO)?

Definition:
A health plan that seeks to manage care. Generally, this involves contracting with health care providers to deliver health care services on a capitated (per-member per-month) basis.

For specific types of managed care organizations, see also health maintenance organization and independent practice association.


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HEALTH TERMS - MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATION (MCO)

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MCO_March 2009.jpgWhat is a Managed Care Organization (MCO)?

Definition:
A health plan that seeks to manage care. Generally, this involves contracting with health care providers to deliver health care services on a capitated (per-member per-month) basis.

For specific types of managed care organizations, see also health maintenance organization and independent practice association.


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TECH TERMS - THUMBNAILS

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What are Thumbnails?

Definition: Miniature pictures of images using very small, low resolution data files. These download for display very quickly, and can be compared on-screen to select the proper high-resolution image.


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TECH TERMS - THUMBNAILS

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What are Thumbnails?

Definition: Miniature pictures of images using very small, low resolution data files. These download for display very quickly, and can be compared on-screen to select the proper high-resolution image.


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HEALTH CARE EXPOSURE

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Now you have something else to worry about:

Medical Radiation Exposure Of The U.S. Population Greatly Increased Since The Early 1980s

Oh well.



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HEALTH CARE EXPOSURE

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Now you have something else to worry about:

Medical Radiation Exposure Of The U.S. Population Greatly Increased Since The Early 1980s

Oh well.



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HEALTH TERMS - LASER DIGITIZER

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What is a Laser Digitizer?
 
Definition: A laser scanner that employs a laser to capture image information to digital form. Very high resolution and wide gray scale range are possible.

Because it uses coherent light, the laser scanner can penetrate thick films (an ability measured in units of optical density) and extract information better than CCD scanners.

Serves the same function as CCD X-ray scanners, but generally at higher resolution, better contrast, and much higher price.






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HEALTH TERMS - LASER DIGITIZER

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What is a Laser Digitizer?
 
Definition: A laser scanner that employs a laser to capture image information to digital form. Very high resolution and wide gray scale range are possible.

Because it uses coherent light, the laser scanner can penetrate thick films (an ability measured in units of optical density) and extract information better than CCD scanners.

Serves the same function as CCD X-ray scanners, but generally at higher resolution, better contrast, and much higher price.






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DIGITAL HEALTH

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You knew it had to happen.

Check out:

Wal-Mart plans to market digital health records system


You should also check out:

TECHNOLOGY STRUGGLE

MEDICAL RECORDS STIMULUS


Health Care as we know it is changing right before our eyes.




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DIGITAL HEALTH

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You knew it had to happen.

Check out:

Wal-Mart plans to market digital health records system


You should also check out:

TECHNOLOGY STRUGGLE

MEDICAL RECORDS STIMULUS


Health Care as we know it is changing right before our eyes.




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STATE OF DATA SECURITY

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Things are always happening in Cali.

The struggle to secure your personal data continues:

Lawmaker: Consumers need details in data breach warnings


Are you protected?



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STATE OF DATA SECURITY

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Things are always happening in Cali.

The struggle to secure your personal data continues:

Lawmaker: Consumers need details in data breach warnings


Are you protected?



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SOCIAL NETWORK WORMS

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As always, people continue to cause trouble:

Koobface, Other Worms Target Facebook Friends

Be careful.



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SOCIAL NETWORK WORMS

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As always, people continue to cause trouble:

Koobface, Other Worms Target Facebook Friends

Be careful.



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INTERNET MEDICINE

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Technology continues to change our medical choices.  The use of internet to provide medical care is expanding:

 

Cough, Cough. Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?

Also see:

ALOHA DOC! . . . ONLINE



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INTERNET MEDICINE

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Technology continues to change our medical choices.  The use of internet to provide medical care is expanding:

 

Cough, Cough. Is There a Doctor in the Mouse?

Also see:

ALOHA DOC! . . . ONLINE



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HEALTH TERMS - IMAGE MANAGEMENT

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Definition: Stored image management denotes the ability to sort, arrange, and manipulate stored images into functional groups.

Some systems allow the user to store images, but once done they cannot be arranged and are permanently stored in the order in which they were saved. This may be cumbersome.


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HEALTH TERMS - IMAGE MANAGEMENT

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Definition: Stored image management denotes the ability to sort, arrange, and manipulate stored images into functional groups.

Some systems allow the user to store images, but once done they cannot be arranged and are permanently stored in the order in which they were saved. This may be cumbersome.


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STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR!!!

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Doctors are fighting back against patients who criticize them or their services.
  You knew it had to happen.   

Check out:  Docs seek gag orders to stop patients' reviews

How do you feel about your Doctor?

I guess the concept of bedside manner in the Age of the Internet is a whole different deal.  :-)




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STOP TALKING ABOUT YOUR DOCTOR!!!

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StopTalking_March 2009.jpeg"Your Doctor did what?"

Doctors are fighting back against patients who criticize them or their services.
  You knew it had to happen.   

Check out:  Docs seek gag orders to stop patients' reviews

How do you feel about your Doctor?

I guess the concept of bedside manner in the Age of the Internet is a whole different deal.  :-)




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TECH TERMS - ONLINE AUDIT

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What is an Online Audit?

 

Definition: Focused Webcentric research effort designed to document a comprehensive profile of a site, brand, product, service, concept, idea, or topic for the purpose of evaluation and optimization or improvement.



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What is an Online Audit?

 

Definition: Focused Webcentric research effort designed to document a comprehensive profile of a site, brand, product, service, concept, idea, or topic for the purpose of evaluation and optimization or improvement.



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HEALTH TERMS - UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

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What is Universal Health Care?
 
Definition: Is a term that refers to a governmental system meant to ensure that every citizen or resident of a region has access to the required medical services.

The methods through which payment is achieved, and through which doctors practice medicine, vary widely depending on the country or municipality.




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HEALTH TERMS - UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE

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What is Universal Health Care?
 
Definition: Is a term that refers to a governmental system meant to ensure that every citizen or resident of a region has access to the required medical services.

The methods through which payment is achieved, and through which doctors practice medicine, vary widely depending on the country or municipality.




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INTERNET MEDICIAL

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Who cares about the snow . . .  your appointment to see your Doctor is online!

Check out::

Technology enables doctors to treat patients via Internet





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INTERNET MEDICIAL

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Who cares about the snow . . .  your appointment to see your Doctor is online!

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